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Renewale - 2012 Porter - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 12-25-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Making marmalade tonight with the wife and needed a new beer to keep me occupied outside the regimental stirring... poured into my little CC goblet... short lasting tan head... the brew is pretty much black.. at least in the light in the office.

Nose is mild.. decent roastiness .. grainy maltiness makes me think lower abv porter for sure.. slight hints of what think is a spicy hoppiness.

flavor has a nice coffee punch.. but again, it is pretty mild and mixes into the porter qualities ... I am surprised that this doesn't lean to a heavier dark malt push... but I do like the drinkability.. and I never really like porters too much... but this one is well done and certainly very enjoyable.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/4

JohnGalt1, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I recently received 2 six-packs of this as a bonus from one of my employers (and friends), Thank You again Janet! Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a fairly typical Deep brown/light black color with about 1/2 inch of tan head that had low retention and moderately good lacing.

The aroma was very nice, full of good roasty notes on top of solid grains. There were just enough hops to provide a bit tasty balance. The flavor profile was very similar, with the roast being a bit more pronounced and the hops a bit less noticeable.

The body was very thin for the style (honestly, I wanted to dock it even more, but I enjoyed the beer enough overall that I couldn't), it might have been a bit thin for a Brown. Drinkability was very good, the bottles I've had have gone down smooth and easy on a consistent basis. Overall, a very nice beer, one that is certainly worth trying if you see it, and perhaps a bit of effort to obtain.

beertunes, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown with a small thin tan head. Ok retention, but fades fairly quickly.

S - Roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee.

T - Mostly bitter coffee and old chocolate.

D - Very, very thin. Decent carbonation.

O - Ok, so thin, that it distracted me from the rest of the beer.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours very dark brown, appearing black. Thin medium off-white head dissipates quickly to a ring, no lacing. Nice aroma of roasted and smoky malt. Flavor dominated by roasted malt and coffee and light hops. Finishes slightly dry and a bit starkly bitter. Overall the flavor is somewhat attenuated, perhaps because of the moderate ABV. Medium bodied. A satisfactory porter, flavors are pleasant but subdued.

LiquidAmber, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich brown-black hue with just hints of red let through when held up to the light. Head is a thick finger of frothy dark-tan foam. Nice!

Smell: tart malt aroma with hints of roasted malt and a little chocolate. Not too bad.

Taste: lightly malty with a pretty pronounced roasty character and quite a bit of tartness. Bitterness is low, but vegetal hops are present. Not bad, but a bit on the acidic side.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a surprisingly nice creaminess. I was expecting it to be more astringent, what with this acidity.

Overall: a decent porter, if a little on the too-roasty side.

flagmantho, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

twelveinches, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

strongaf, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Reidrover
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer,S.Salem. $3.79 Very dark coloured porter almost black , large creamy,thick tan head. aromas of toasted cereal,hay, slight cocoa. MM strange liquorice root flavours, then treacle and nuts..dark coffee bitterness in the back.. i like it! palate was just fine for style maybe even a bit thicker than usual i liked this..especially the liquorice/treacle taste

Reidrover, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Dark cola with a small tan head.

Smell. Roasty toasty dark malts, some bitter chocolate.

Taste. Really dark roasted malts, dark roasty coffee. Slight sweetness. Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice roasty porter here. Just how I like 'em.

Rutager, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Kopfschuss, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. Served in a goblet.

Pours an almost complete black, a tinge of light gets through. A two finger pillowy beige head forms and settles to a small covering. Some delicate lacing left in glass.

Aroma is properly roasted malt with a floral hop backing, a little spicy. Some sweetness mixed in as well.

Flavor is roasty, bitter, with semi-sweet bakers chocolate. Some mineral notes in the middle and finish. There is a metallic note to the bitterness in the finish. Maybe a little alcohol sneaking through.

Medium-light bodied with medium-sharp carbonation. Slight creaminess.

brotherloco, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

RoryOMoore, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of vkv822
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, tulip snifter.

Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly.

The aroma is a subtle blend of roast malt and some bitter cocoa.

Roast malts, bitter cocoa and bitter coffee.

A light to medium body with average carbonation.

An okay porter, the bitterness from the coffee in the finish was a bit more than I would have liked, but nothing overly unpleasant.

vkv822, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I do love me some dark porters. Pours black with the thinnest of dark brown around the edges, even when held up to a light. Head is minimal, tan, and sits up top for a minute, and then is gone before you know it.

Lots of roasty notes. Some coffee and bittersweet chocolate, even some smoke.

Tastes more like a stout. It's got the roasted thing down. Very malty, mostly malty; smoke, hops and coffee in the finish.

Creamy. A bit more bitter than I want in a porter. Full-bodied.

I had high expectations for this beer, so I was slightly disappointed that it was only slightly above average. I think this would be better categorized as a stout and I'd have probably given higher marks. Not a bad beer, just not great for the style.

RickS95, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of leftoverburrito
2/5  rDev -45.1%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
Photo of Docer
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)
- Rich solid colored dark brown porter. Couple fingers of fluffy light light mocha tan head.. settles to a thin spotty creamy blanket, and leaves some lacing all about the glass.

Smell: (3.5)
- Very roasty in smell, lots of biscuity and sharp grain, light chocolate, and light bitter coffee notes. Surprisingly quite hoppy with very earthy, grassy, and herbal notes. Smells like this may be quite bitter.

Taste: (4.0)
- Indeed it is a very bitter porter, and it is also very good. I love the bitter grassy hops and how zesty bitter it is. Not a very sweet chocolatey malt bill, but more a zesty, crisp, and refreshing porter. I really dig the flavors here. Husky grains with only some light cocoa and coffee. Big resinous hops and earthy flare.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Light to medium bodied, and very well carbonated. Bitter dry and a slight bit cloying. Leaves the tongue quite dry for sure. Not an overly creamy porter or sweet porter at all, but more so thinner like an IPA.

Overall: (3.5)
- This is a very interesting porter. It is almost more like a CDA. Very bitter and hoppy.. but not on the aroma and finishing end. Light sweetness, but more like a dark lager. Overall it is very crisp and refreshing, and is the kind of beer that would snap you out of a non-drinking kind of mood.

Docer, Dec 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of RJLarse
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six-pack of Ninkasi Renewale 2012 in a grocery store just before New Years. $7.99

Pours a jet black opaque color. There is a small thin bubbly beige head.

Smell is a roasted coffee aroma. Not much sweetness at all in the nose.

Taste is a bitter charcoal and string black coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is fairly light for the style, with a dry bitter aftertaste.

A drinkable porter, but not a great one.

Happy New Year.

RJLarse, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beertunes for this one.

A: 1/2" tan coloured head that left a nice lacing over black/cola coloured liquid.

S: Roasted barley, toasted malt, coffee and caramel.

T: Bitter toasted malt, roasted barley, and some coffee flavour in the finish.

M: Dry and bitter with a thin viscosity and medium to low level of fine carbonation.

O: The taste could be improved with more sweetness or caramel malt flavours as it is a fairly bitter porter. That being said, it is quite drinkable.

DaftCaskBC, Apr 20, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles to a thin lacing on top and at the edge of the glass. Dark brown and reddish hued body. Thin sticky lacing on the glass on the drink down.
S) Smoky notes. Earthy. Yeasty.
T) Dark chocolate notes. Smoky. Some good doughy / bready flavors. Mild hop bite toward the finish.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Full body. Gritty feel throughout.
O). A decent porter. I'd definitely drink more.

u2carew, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of GreenCard
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark mahogany with ruby highlights, fairly opaque, spongey layer of tan foam, good head retention

Aroma: very low aroma; just a hint of chocolate and coffee grinds

Flavor: medium malt sweetness with a roasty bitterness predominating; hints of cocoa and herbal hops; finishes semisweet

Mouthfeel: medium body, gentle carbonation, some roast astringency

GreenCard, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Smurf2055
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into shaker.

Three fingers off white head. Very dark color.

Strong rich robust smell. Coffee overpowers the nose.

Taste is a lot lighter than expected. Coffee bitterness and a bit tart.

Decent, but nothing special. Maybe I'm not a huge fan of Ninkasi

Smurf2055, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Birdlegs, Feb 02, 2012
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Renewale - 2012 Porter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.